With the recent court decision ruling modchips legal in Australia, i was surprised to recieve a letter in the mail today from my biggest competitor, no not Sony but a fellow modder. A FELLOW MODDER...This particular shop has decided that the term "mods" and "mod chips" are "trademarks" of his & that by myself & others using the word "mod" or "mod chip" that these terms are the same or decipitivly similar to his trading name.
He follows up whining about how he has already suffered considerable financial loss, and that it is misleading to consumers..His lawyer has decided he wants to take me to the supreme court if I dont cease using the terms outlined above & any similar terms. It seems that since his trading name includes the word mod he has the rights to it, and no-one else can use it; at least to him.. He also states i cant use the word "mod chip" even though it is mentioned no where in his trading name & that other words meaning the same thing cannot be used either. Of course my trading name & every other modders in this city also have the term "mod" in them, but of course we arent sueing each other for the same reason John's Smash Repairs doesnt sue Albert's Smash Repairs.. I have checked IP Australia, a database listing all trademarks in Australia, no one has trademarks on the word "mods" nor "mod chips" for the obvious reason that you can't.
So what do you guys think? Is this the most ridicilous thing ever? Should i even take this letter from this barrister seriously?